From the Auction Desk: Barrett-Jackson Auctions Update

It appears that the last weekend in June won’t be the car-selling fest that I predicted after the initial wave of COVID-19 rescheduling.

Barrett-Jackson announced on Monday morning that their June 24–27 Northeast sale, usually at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, will not be held due to coronavirus concerns.

“We spent a great deal of time consulting with local public health and government officials,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The team at Mohegan Sun has also been a tremendous resource for us throughout this process. However, it became clear there is simply too much uncertainty about hosting a multi-day live event during this public-health crisis. Given the incredible amount of work and time that goes into producing a Barrett-Jackson event, it unfortunately is not feasible for us to move forward in Connecticut.”

This is the best thing they could do for everyone involved. Especially when U.S. deaths are predicted to hit 3,000 a day by June 1.

It also isn’t surprising, given how everything else in person is being delayed until next year or moved to the Internet. That makes it Barrett-Jackson’s second auction to get knocked off its place on the calendar. Remember, their Palm Beach sale was set for mid-April, but is now set for October 15–17. At least that’s the case for now. The blow to Barrett-Jackson consignors and buyers is mitigated, at least in part, by their Online Only May 2020 sale that starts on Friday, May 8.

The May sale will feature loads of high-end muscle cars, celebrity-owned luxury mobiles and modern sports cars. Click here to see the docket.

Stay safe and keep washing your hands.

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